Definition of degauss
: to remove or neutralize the magnetic field of degauss a ship degauss a magnetic tape
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Degaussing (exposing a disk to a powerful magnetic field) then cutting and shredding it into small pieces makes the data far more difficult to recover.
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Origin and Etymology of degauss
de- + gauss, after Karl F. Gauss
First Known Use: circa 1940See Words from the same year
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